Assistant Vice President/Chief of Staff

This position reports directly to the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management. As Assistant Vice President & Chief of Staff (AVP & COS), the person in this position serves as the principal aide to the Vice President, handling a wide range of matters of institutional importance on behalf of the Vice President. The position also oversees all day-to-day operations of the Office of the Vice President, including management of staff, budget and personnel administration, communication and division policies and procedures. The AVP & COS is responsible for cultivating and maintaining strong professional relationships with key personnel in all areas of the university, including those reporting directly to the president and other vice presidents. The AVP & COS serves as a member of the Vice President’s Leadership Team and on the institutional leadership team’s Chiefs of Staff group.

The Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff (AVP) develops and directs fiscal and resource strategies, plans and policies for the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management (SSEM), a complex Responsibility Center, which includes Admissions, Continuing & Professional Education, Counseling Center, Financial Aid and Scholarships, SSEM Research, New Student Orientation, Registrar, Strategic Communications, University Health Center, University Housing, Catering & Dining, and University Testing Center. The AVP focuses on strategic processes consistent with the university’s enrollment goals and student service initiatives. Provides leadership in collaboration with other Assistant Vice Presidents, Associate Vice President and RC directors for the successful planning of resources, processes, and technology to ensure effective operations that affect all potential and enrolled students as well as academic units. Provides consultation and advice to the Vice President, RC directors and campus leadership regarding student services and enrollment management initiatives and strategies. The AVP oversees research development related to market research, enrollment strategy and forecasts to meet enrollment goals and retention strategies. The Student Services and Enrollment Management operations budget is over $16 million.